Students & Scholarships

After You Apply

After You Apply for FAFSA or CADAA

Once you submit your FAFSA or CADAA, you’ll want to complete a few additional tasks:

Create a WebGrants for Students CSAC Account

A WebGrants for students account is used to view and manage your state financial aid (Cal Grant). This account is created through CSAC, California’s organization that awards state aid. The account is used to check your aid eligibility, see your Cal Grant award, select your school of attendance, and verify your graduation date.

Important: In order to create your WebGrants for Students account, you will need to have submitted a FAFSA or CADAA.

Create Your WebGrants Account at

Request an IRS Tax Return Transcript

An IRS tax return transcript is a document that summarizes your personal and financial information from a requested tax year.

Some colleges may request a parent and/or student tax return transcript to verify the information reported on a FAFSA or CADAA. Students must provide the tax return transcript by the given deadline to the school’s financial aid office in order to receive their financial aid awards.

A Tax Return Transcript can be ordered online or by mail. For details and to order a transcript:
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Download your Student Aid Report

A Student Aid Report (SAR) is a summary of the information a student provided on their FAFSA or CADAA. This includes financial information, student dependency, and household size.

To retrieve their report, students can log in to their FAFSA or CADAA account and download the SAR as a PDF.

Career and Alumni Success Program

Once students have submitted their FAFSA or CADAA, they can apply for the 10,000 Degrees Scholarship.